In September 2019 Little Gems started its journey to becoming an Eco-School. Eco-Schools is a growing institution that encourages young people to engage in their environment as part of their curriculum by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large.


Empowered Youth

Eco-Schools is an empowering program where young people are given a voice in the sustainable and environmental management and policies of their schools, ultimately steering them towards certification. After three consecutive years, the prestige from this hard work comes with being awarded a Green Flag, a symbol of persistence, awareness and thoughtful restructuring. The Eco-Schools Programme is an ideal opportunity for educational settings to embark on a meaningful path towards contributing to the environment and rewiring the mindsets of the school and the local community while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of young people, their families, school staff and local authorities.

How do we do this?

We create and follow an Action Plan through an appointed Eco Committee of children and adults.

The action plan is based on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. 

Goals & Actions Plans:

2019/20: #12 – Responsible Production and Consumption.

February 18, 2020

Little Gems enlists the help of a parent to demonstrate how we can cook sustainably. The aim of this project is to involve the children in a fun baking activity using only locally sourced and organically grown produce while using minimum energy. With much enthusiasm an...

December 17, 2019

Our Little Gem’s visit a local residential care-home to share home-made food hampers and perform some special festive songs. The Little Gem’s community came together to donate the food and prepare hampers and cards using recycled materials and lots of imagination! The...

December 2, 2019

The children at Little Gems Nicosia are visited by an environmental expert and engage in an interactive presentation about ‘sustainable living’. Using a giant floor map and props, the children learn about our impact as a consumer, and the potential of informed choices....

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